Bacteria Bust (Bacterial Plates)

What You Do:

Talk with students about the different types of bacteria, where they are found, and if bacteria are “good” or “bad”.

Pairs of students sample their environment for bacteria to test a hypothesis.

Bacterial plates are incubated for 24 hours to one week.

Students examine the bacteria gown on their plates to answer their scientific question.

Observe Ecosystems

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What You Need:

Designing an Experiment: Growing Lima beans in different conditions

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Materials

Plastic cups, Lime juice, tape, soil, cake tin for holding cups, lima beansimages

Lesson

1. What do you know about plants?

2. What are the different parts of a plant? Flower, leaf, stem, roots

3. Why are plants green? Chlorophyll

4. How do plants get food to grow? Photosynthesis: carbon dioxide + water is made into glucose and oxygen with energy from the light

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Owl Pellets

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